March 6, 2015 Subject:
just a sketchbook, not a storybook
Don't expect anything to happen. This is a sketchbook of characters that really might have been used in action-driven stories but are just left there fairly motionless. Not the masterpiece it is purported to be, sad to say.
February 8, 2010 Subject:
Classic story collection and very good recordings
The recordings in this collection are generally excellent -- the sound quality is high; the readings are very clear and subtle and thoughtful. Hugh McGuire's reading of "The Dead" is a standout.
I believe most of the readers are American, due to copyright restrictions. Some have Irish accents or use Irish accents as appropriate; they sound pretty good to my ear, but I speak from total ignorance of accents.